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GAP Adventures Business Opportunity

Dolmen Centre, Tuesday, April 9th @ 8pm The Narin Portnoo Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Society Ltd (Dolmen Centre) have produced a Business Plan for an Adventure Guiding Business in the GAP area. The Co-Operative would like to share this with suitably interested individuals with a view to establishing a business in the area. There will be…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 19th March 2019

Wonderful St. Patrick’s Parade Congratulations and thank you to Councillor Terence Slowey for being the Grand Marshall this year. A very deserving choice as Terence represented Ardara with distinction over the past 18 years on Donegal County Council. Thanks to all the wonderful bands and great Floats who entered this year! 1st Place Float It…   ~~~~~~~~  

Walking Festival Registration This Evening

Registration for the various walks takes place in the Heritage Centre this evening Friday 15th March from 6pm – 9pm Visit the Walking Festival page for details of this year’s walks. Stay up to date with the latest Walking Festival news on their Facebook page. Anyone who can’t attend registration should contact the organisers to make alternative arrangements: Contact…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 12th March 2019

Ardara Walking Festival 2019 Sliabh Liag Now in its 19th year, the Ardara Walking Festival has become an unmissable experience, attracting enthusiasts from all over Ireland and internationally. With a variety of hill walks ranging from moderate to difficult, led by professional local guides, there’s something for everyone. Discover some spectacular scenery and hidden gems…   ~~~~~~~~  

Keyboard Lessons Registration

“Note and Stave” Keyboard Lessons Beginner level keyboard lessons. Learn to play solo and with a group. Learn to read and sight-read music classically. Classes start in April and places will be in demand. Students will learn the basics, from reading music to sight reading and understanding music theory and performance. Classes will start after…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 5th March 2019

Ardara Walking Festival The Ardara Walking Festival takes place St. Patrick’s Weekend Friday 15th March – Monday 18th March 2019. There are excellent hill walks on offer and there’s great interest in this year’s walking routes. Registration: Friday 15th March 6pm-9pm in the Heritage Centre. Facebook users can let the organisers know if they’ll be attending registration on…   ~~~~~~~~  

Upcoming Arts & Crafts Classes

Basket Weaving A two-day Basket Weaving Workshop with Eugene Curran will take place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March from 10am to 4pm in the Heritage Centre. The fee is €40 and materials will be supplied. Booking is essential. Phone Colm on 087-3222910 for further information or to book a place.   Pottery Workshop Local…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 26th February 2019

Ardara Walking Festival The Ardara Walking Festival, featuring a variety of guided hill walks, takes place St. Patrick’s Weekend Friday 15th March – Monday 18th March 2019. There are excellent walks on offer and there’s great interest in this year’s walking routes. Walks take place Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March, and this year’s highlights include the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Pottery, Basket Weaving & Art Classes

Basket Weaving with Eugene Byrne and Pottery Workshops with Eimear Boyle will be starting in March. These will be two-day workshops running from 10am to 4pm each day in the Heritage Centre. Dates to be announced. Art Classes take place in the Heritage Centre every Friday from 7pm to 9pm. Mixed media. Still a few places…   ~~~~~~~~  

South of the Border 2019 Report

This year’s festival got off to a great start with a wonderful evening of storytelling and recitations, organised and led by the wonderful Frank Galligan and included Patsy O’Hagan from Tyrone, one of the finest storytellers in the country who had the large crowd eating out of his hand after a short period. Local man…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 19th February 2019

  A Very Successful South of the Border Festival! Congratulations to Claire Ward, Ramelton, winner of the Jimmy Kennedy Song Contest, and the €1000 prize. The Contest saw a huge number of entries and the quality of those who got through to the Final was just excellent. Patsy O’Hagan and friends started off the weekend with…   ~~~~~~~~  

South of the Border

The South of the Border Festival kicks off tonight, Friday 15th, with an Evening of Sessions and Stories! Join Frank Galligan, Declan Forde, Patsy O Hagan, Noel Slevin and Charley Boyle in the Corner House at 9pm for an evening of storytelling, with a superb Traditional Music Session afterwards in the Beehive. Tomorrow, Saturday 16th, Bri…   ~~~~~~~~  

Youth Worker Vacancy – CE Position

Narin Portnoo Rosbeg CE Project have a vacancy for Youth Worker, attached to Downstrands Family Resource Centre, in the Dolmen Centre. Community Employment criteria apply and CE participant can avail of training to up-skill while on the Project. To apply for the above, please email dolmencentre@eircom.net or telephone 074-9545010 during office hours.   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 12th February 2019

South of the Border Festival Television Cameras in Town This weekend the popular “South of the Border” Festival takes place from Friday 15th to Sun 17th February. Friday night has an evening of Storytelling by the popular Patsy O Hagan along with Frank Galligan, Noel Slevin and local storyteller Charlie Boyle. After the stories there…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 5th February 2019

  The Jimmy Kennedy Song Contest Get your entries in for this year’s Song Contest for the South of the Border Festival. Entries will be taken up to and including the 9th February 2019. For entry form and further details see our South of the Border Festival page. The Song Contest Final is at 3pm in…   ~~~~~~~~  

Acting Workshops at The Heritage Centre 

Acting Workshops at The Heritage Centre  A series of Acting Workshops for adults will be starting soon at the Heritage Centre including Acting Technique, Scene Study, Improv, beginning with a 4 week Shakespeare workshop. Class starts Friday 8pm – 9pm 4 week workshop – €40 This class is appropriate for all levels, absolute beginners to advanced…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 30th January 2019

Comedy Play “Don’t tell the Wife” After last year’s very successful comedy play “Stop it Nurse”, it’s all systems go with another comedy play “Don’t tell the Wife” which is taking place this weekend. It involves all characters from the Ardara and Portnoo areas, mostly all of last year’s, but with some new additional cast…   ~~~~~~~~  

“South of the Border” Song Contest

South of the Border Festival €1000 Song Contest Last year saw the inaugural Jimmy Kennedy Song Contest in Ardara. Jimmy Kennedy, who wrote classics like “South of the Border”and “Red Sails in the Sunset”, had ancestry in Ardara hence the idea for this Song Contest. Last year Bri Carr won the Contest with her beautiful…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 22nd January 2019

  Next Big Event in Ardara The next big event in Ardara is the Country and Western Weekend from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th January. There’s a big band in town on Friday night with Shawn Cuddy in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and on Saturday night in the Nesbitt Arms will be Jim Devine. The…   ~~~~~~~~